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I Chew My Drinking Straw

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    I always chew my straw, but then I regret it because it gets so bent out of shape.
    meghanmcgee meghanmcgee 18-21 Jul 12, 2008

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    Force Of Habit....

    I've only been chewing my straws since I was 11. I used it as a stress habit because I had started smoking and had to hide it from my parents. Chewing on straws was an easy way to hide it. Then the guy I was dating started thinking it was cute instead of weird so he gave me over...
    SkitzoSkittlez SkitzoSkittlez 16-17 Jan 12, 2012

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    Chew

    I always chew on my straw every straw I get I chew and chew and chew and I need help. It annoys my friends bcause they don't except it
    Princesseli900 Princesseli900 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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    I just recently found out

    that I chew things when I'm thinking, most of the time it's either a straw or a pen.
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 29, 2014

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    sometimes I Do. ...

    sometimes i do. but not really anymore too much because it hurts my teeth and gives me a headache...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover 18-21, F Jul 12, 2008

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    Done It For Years

    It's just a habit. I don't know why I do it. Sometimes I don't even know I'm doing it until I look at the straw or people are like "why are you chewing on your straw?"
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 12, 2012

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    Chew Chew Chew

    I chew on my straw more so absentmindedly. I don't even notice it. Sometimes I'd take a straw from one of those juice boxes and start chewing. I just need it because usually I don't have any gum and I always need to occupy my mouth without having to talk
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F Jul 13, 2008

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    Square

     I like to chew the straw so it flattens, then chew the other way so that the straw turns into a square shape. I don't know why, but I do it all the time.
    Manders Manders 18-21, F May 10, 2008

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    Quite Often

    without even realizing it, i'll give up on actually drinking and submit to chewing my straw until the top of it is bent and ready to crack. i kinda like that feeling of biting the straw between my teeth. it's a good way to release stress!
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21, 2008

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    I Chew Straws Obsessively

    Ive chewed straws when I was little and about a year ago I picked it up again and it seems to be obsessive. Ill chew a straw till it turns into little hairs of plastic or until my gums bleed. I cant stop once I get going. I dont understand why I do it......or why I cant stop...
    hypnotizeyes21 hypnotizeyes21 22-25 1 Response Dec 4, 2010

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    Force Of Habit....

    I've only been chewing my straws since I was 11. I used it as a stress habit because I had started smoking and had to hide it from my parents. Chewing on straws was an easy way to hide it. Then the guy I was dating started thinking it was cute instead of weird so he gave me over...
    SkitzoSkittlez SkitzoSkittlez 16-17 Jan 12, 2012

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    I Like to Chew On It

    and suck soda out of it at the same time. sometimes i think i got weaned off a bottle too soon.
    kittten kittten 46-50, F Jan 18, 2008

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    Chewing Chewing All Day Long

    So much, I actually have to get a new one because the one I've been chewing on is unsuckable now. I just enjoy chewing on them. I'll still be chewing a good 20 minutes after I've finished my drink.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Nov 15, 2007

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    yes, Its Been a Bad Habbit ...

    yes, its been a bad habbit of mine since i was a toddler
    Nomad08 Nomad08 18-21 Aug 5, 2008

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    Once In a While

    but I never mean to do it. I must be thinking hard when I do, though, but then I can't seem to stop...I don't particularly enjoy the activity, and I've recently been ordering drinks that can be consumed strawless...ly...
    Maxine13 Maxine13 16-18, F Mar 7, 2009

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    Oh I Try Not To, Believe Me...

    Oh I try not to, believe me. I try and try and try not to. But it's a habit, an addiction. I must chew that straw! I do it sub-conciously, inadvertantly, absently. I don't want to, but I have no choice. Isn't there a hotline for this sort of thing? :p
    Irishchick Irishchick 16-18, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2008

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    YES I Do

    Not only do I chew on my straw but I have a gap in my back teeth and I push the straw back and forth between it similar to flossing. I know it is gross and I only do it when I am all alone.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 14 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    I Love to Chew On Any Plastic

    i have been chewing on straws for over 25 years, since i was about 6..  but it hasn't stopped there. i chew on anything that is plastic.. and what is gross, i love to chew on gum, and then chew on a straw.... my husband thinks this is the most oddest thing in the world, and...
    cupcakequeen cupcakequeen 31-35 Jun 13, 2009

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    I Always..

    I always do this, i don't even realise until i look down and find i'm starting to suck up bits of plastic...ewwww I also tear my napkin to shreds when i'm in a restaurant... i make little holes in it... must be a nervous thing...?!
    roc roc 26-30, F Nov 15, 2007

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    Oops..

    I don't even realize it until the straw is totally flat and nothing gets through it anymore..
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 25, 2007

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    LOL

    I use mine as a dental pick, slyly when no ones looking! When I go to KFC I always end up with food in my teeth and it annoys me how places don't have dental picks for when you finish your food, so I use my straw! I do tend to use it too much and sometimes I make my gums bleed...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2008

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    Sometimes..

    often, more like, i will end up chewing up up to the point whre the whole thing ends up in my mouth like gum...gum with hard edges. maybe i should keep a pack of gum on my more regularly
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2007

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    I Love Straws

    I love straws, especially chewing on them. .__. My grandfather used to say to me, "Real men don't use straws." But I didn't care. I hate when you don't have a straw, and get a load of ice cubes in your mouth. I'll often take my straw and just kind of gnaw on it for a while.
    Toukos Toukos 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    Yeah I Do

    I chew my straw without even realizing it.  When my bf and I go to the movies together, we share a large cherry coke.  I have to consciously try not to chew the straw cuz... well... he doesn't like drinking from my chewed up straw.  He thinks it is kinda gross...
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2007

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    I am not an alcoholic, or a really regular drinker. Just on occasions in social situations where we go out with friends etc. I hadn't drank in weeks (even though I tend bar as a...
    ceridwen610 ceridwen610 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 26

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    yesterday my band teacher, fagner, was trying to get us to pit more emotion into our music. ive gotten to where i don't show anything anymore. he then went on to say that bad...
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 23 hrs ago

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    I do! I like best the strawberries from my country but the season is short! I can force myself to eat strawberries from Morocco and Egypt in the winter!
    AnaSimla AnaSimla 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    Q: Why did the chewing gum cross the road? A: He was stuck to the chicken's foot.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    My parents chew in the most obnoxious ways, I can't even eat with them. I feel bad but it drives me insane!
    emmaem02 emmaem02 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 19

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    I'm slowly trying to enjoy strawberries, can't wait till I have a taste for them. :D
    MariahsLamb MariahsLamb 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I so wants that pink hat with the strawberry on the top as I loved this tv series and collecting all the figures at the time.
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35 Feb 17

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    I just in love with the word Berry i think! Because i just love Strawberry Blueberry and every berry in this word but my bad luck its not easy to find berries in my country thats...
    muteeba muteeba 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 25

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    I need to stop drinking...Because one drink is never enough. I went over to a friends house on Saturday and, after too many tequilas, passed out. I woke up naked on the floor...
    lostgirl44 lostgirl44 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Drinking is the only thing that makes me happy, Getting smashed when you have problems seems to make you feel better that's why I drank myself to sleep yesterday, I mixed alcohol...
    SunshineAnderson13 SunshineAnderson13 22-25, F Feb 10

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    hey everybody. I've decided today after thinking long and hard that I want to quit drinking. my family is full of alcoholics and I might be one too. I don't want that kind of life...
    Viciouspistols Viciouspistols 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I've really got to stop getting drunk for no reason. Not just drunk but the kind if drunk where you can't walk and everything spins, it just makes me really depressed and scares...
    flamingfangirl flamingfangirl 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    i simply feel like drinking tonight.. just simply...feel alone... :(
    nixf1 nixf1 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I really feel like getting drunk. Although I learned my lesson from getting drunk too much. But I really feel like getting drunk tonight. I just want to forget everything not for...
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    It's like damn go eat somewhere else freak
    ArtsyBitch ArtsyBitch 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    I can't stand people who smack while eating and/or eating with their mouth open. It irritates me very easily. I just want to shove all that food down your throat so you would stop...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 18

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    Feeling some type of way.....
    Tr3asur3dLuv Tr3asur3dLuv 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    It's the most annoying thing in the world. Even my best friend does it -_-
    trismason trismason 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Well, I did at least. It was my "go to" when I felt down, bored or if I wanted to interact with people. I haven't had a drink in several weeks. It bothers me that I have lost my...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    Where do you draw the line to enjoying alcohol and being addicted?
    poojibp poojibp 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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